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Peter Mansfield

Musical Theater Repertoire Faculty | Piano Faculty

Conductor, composer, arranger and pianist Peter Mansfield is a native Bostonian, having majored in music at Harvard College, where he arranged for and directed the world famous Harvard Krokodiloes, as well as the renowned Hasty Pudding Theatricals.

In 1981, he began his affiliation with the Boston Pops Orchestra, where he has worked under maestros John Williams and Keith Lockhart as pianist, arranger/orchestrator and music coordinator of numerous concerts featuring artists like Wynton Marsalis, George Benson, Leontyne Price, Tommy Tune, Kelli O’Hara, Jason Danieley and Brian Stokes Mitchell. It was with the Boston Pops that his original composition, Casey At The Bat, was premiered with legendary broadcaster Curt Gowdy reciting the famous poem. During recent Pops seasons, Mansfield served as music coordinator, arranger and orchestrator for the first edition of the Boston Pops High School Sing-Off, as well as A Leonard Bernstein Tribute in 2008, the Baseball On Broadway and Apollo 11 Anniversary programs in 2009, A Cole Porter Tribute in 2010 and Mardi Gras In May in 2011.

In September of 1988, Mansfield was named conductor and music director of Concert On Ice, the first-ever international tour featuring Olympic and World Champion figure skaters in concert with major U.S. and Canadian orchestras, for which he conducted major ensembles coast to coast, including the Houston Symphony in a special national television production in 1995. He served as Pops conductor of the Kansas City Symphony during the 1997–1998 season and, more recently, has conducted and arranged several programs for the Hartford Symphony and the Great Waters Music Festival. He has also guest-conducted Pops programs for The Milwaukee, New Hampshire and Vancouver Symphony Orchestras, as well as The Hudson Valley Philharmonic.

In 2005, Mansfield began an ongoing affiliation as arranger/orchestrator for singer/songwriter Elisabeth Von Trapp, granddaughter of the legendary Captain Von Trapp of Sound of Music fame, and he continues to compose, arrange and conduct music for Jacques D’Amboise and The National Dance Institute in New York, Boston and New Hampshire, an affiliation that started in 1985.

In the theater world, Peter Mansfield has served as music director/conductor and arranger for several regional and New York equity productions, as well as the legendary Muny Summer Theater in St. Louis. A member of the Boston Conservatory Theater Division faculty since 2005, he served as music director/arranger and orchestrator for The Boston Conservatory world premier production of Heaven and Hell (2007), and as conductor for One Touch Of Venus (2011) and The Full Monty (2012) .

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